Sarah Gawdin

Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15: nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. To submit a nomination application, please visit www.extraordinarysenior.com. File photo

Recognize your favourite golden-ager by nominating them for an award

Second annual Extraordinary Senior Award seeking nominations

Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15: nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. To submit a nomination application, please visit www.extraordinarysenior.com. File photo
BC Transit is teaming up with more than 70 communities across the province to provide this year’s grads with two days of free transit in June through its GradPASS program. Photo, BC Transit

With their journey only just beginning, BC Transit wants to keep Hope’s grads safe

GradPASS will provide two days of free, safe rides during June to grads in more than 70 communities

BC Transit is teaming up with more than 70 communities across the province to provide this year’s grads with two days of free transit in June through its GradPASS program. Photo, BC Transit
The Green Party of Canada Electorial District Association of Chilliwack/Hope has nominated Art Green as the local 2019 candidate for the upcoming federal election.                                 Facebook

Green Party nominates Art Green as the Chilliwack/Hope candidate for upcoming federal election

Green has been politically active in the riding for the Party since 2014

The Green Party of Canada Electorial District Association of Chilliwack/Hope has nominated Art Green as the local 2019 candidate for the upcoming federal election.                                 Facebook
It’s time to get active, Hope!

It’s time to get active, Hope!

As one activity challenge ends, two more begin

It’s time to get active, Hope!
Pictured here, members of the township of Lillooet holding one of the many signs being gifted, which was delivered to them on May 6. Submitted

Hope bestowed Gold Rush Trail historic artifact by Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association

Tourism committee excited to present historic signs to communities, museums and founding partners

Pictured here, members of the township of Lillooet holding one of the many signs being gifted, which was delivered to them on May 6. Submitted
Shari Ulrich is a B.C. based JUNO Award-winning artist who’s been delighting audiences with her eclectic sound for decades. On May 29, she’ll be launching her solo tour of her latest album, Back to Shore, in her first musical performance in Hope on May 29. Submitted

JUNO Award-winning musician performs in Hope for the first time during expansive career

Veteran singer, songwriter, Shari Ulrich, is performing at Blue Moose

Shari Ulrich is a B.C. based JUNO Award-winning artist who’s been delighting audiences with her eclectic sound for decades. On May 29, she’ll be launching her solo tour of her latest album, Back to Shore, in her first musical performance in Hope on May 29. Submitted
More by-law enforcement is needed to keep Hope looking its best, says local resident.

By-law enforcement needed to keep Hope looking its best

Editor: Regarding the re-beautification of our town and the good neighbour bylaw,…

More by-law enforcement is needed to keep Hope looking its best, says local resident.
A man apparently fleeing the alleged scene of a break and enter also refused to stop for police and got into a traffic altercation while riding a motorcycle on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He later lost his life due to injuries he obtained in the accident. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Don’t blame the police for the fate of criminals

Editor: Regarding the investigation into the motorcycle accident in Hope, B.C.: After…

A man apparently fleeing the alleged scene of a break and enter also refused to stop for police and got into a traffic altercation while riding a motorcycle on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He later lost his life due to injuries he obtained in the accident. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Born and raised British Columbian wonders if the rhetoric of fossil fuels being for all Canadians rings true on the West Coast, and if those driving the biggest vehicles are the same who are crying loudest about the carbon tax online. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Fossil fuels future provoke provincial political prelection

Dear Editor, I recently read yet another Albertan letter-writer published in a…

Born and raised British Columbian wonders if the rhetoric of fossil fuels being for all Canadians rings true on the West Coast, and if those driving the biggest vehicles are the same who are crying loudest about the carbon tax online. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
BC Lions tackle big topics at Hope Secondary School

BC Lions tackle big topics at Hope Secondary School

Be More than a Bystander is put on by BC Lions in conjunction with EndingViolence.org

BC Lions tackle big topics at Hope Secondary School
The sudden passing of long-time school board trustee, Tom Hendrickson, has initiated the process for calling a by-election in the Fraser-Cascade district to fill his seat. (file)

Fraser-Cascade school board begins by-election process in wake of trustee’s passing

SD 78’s Tom Hendrickson passed away on April 19, just six months after being re-elected in Oct.

The sudden passing of long-time school board trustee, Tom Hendrickson, has initiated the process for calling a by-election in the Fraser-Cascade district to fill his seat. (file)
Local Hope mom, Jen Rodney, and her four children bike to work every week because they use their bicycles to deliver papers for The Hope Standard. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Hope Area Healthy Communities kick off a spring full of community-wide, family-fun activities

First a bike rodeo, then Bike to Work School Week, then ParticpACTION’s Community Better Challenge

Local Hope mom, Jen Rodney, and her four children bike to work every week because they use their bicycles to deliver papers for The Hope Standard. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds

No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds

‘You should not feed wildlife anything—they don’t need it,’ Wildlife Rescue Association says

No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds
Local fire department kept busy by nearly a dozen calls in five days

Local fire department kept busy by nearly a dozen calls in five days

From May 9-14, Hope Fire Department responded to 10 calls, including three fires in homeless camp

Local fire department kept busy by nearly a dozen calls in five days
UPDATE: IIO attends early morning motorcycle accident in Hope

UPDATE: IIO attends early morning motorcycle accident in Hope

Accident linked to early morning break and enter

UPDATE: IIO attends early morning motorcycle accident in Hope
After being detoured through town due to an accident earlier this morning, a truck carrying extra-long logs broke its axle turning a corner and has snarled pedestrian and vehicle traffic at the corner of Wallace Street and 3rd Avenue. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Logging traffic stops traffic in downtown Hope, closes sidewalk, and threatens nearby businesses

Truck hauling extra-long logs broke its axle on the corner of Wallace St. and 3rd Ave.

After being detoured through town due to an accident earlier this morning, a truck carrying extra-long logs broke its axle turning a corner and has snarled pedestrian and vehicle traffic at the corner of Wallace Street and 3rd Avenue. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Through the Rural Dividend Fund, a tourism kiosk was installed downtown. Created by a local artist, the kiosk is back-lit, and features a map of Hope, as well as a bench with a charging station for electronic devices. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

After two years of dedicated work, AdvantageHOPE gives low-down on completion of Rural Dividend Fund

AdvantageHOPE completed nearly a million dollars worth of work with $499,000

Through the Rural Dividend Fund, a tourism kiosk was installed downtown. Created by a local artist, the kiosk is back-lit, and features a map of Hope, as well as a bench with a charging station for electronic devices. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Chawathil First Nation Canada’s first community with self-healing road

Chawathil First Nation Canada’s first community with self-healing road

Created in B.C., self-healing concrete can be used anywhere, lasts longer, is a greener option

Chawathil First Nation Canada’s first community with self-healing road
Victor Smith of Hope Communities in Bloom speaks at the unveiling of the Mile 0 post for the Hope Princeton Highway. (Ray Daws)

70th anniversary of Hope Princeton Highway celebrated with installment of a ‘Mile 0’ post

Sponsored by Hope Communities in Bloom, post marks start of highway, distance to foreign cities

Victor Smith of Hope Communities in Bloom speaks at the unveiling of the Mile 0 post for the Hope Princeton Highway. (Ray Daws)
Prior to shaving his head at his Balding for Dollars event, Kerry Burgher shows off his neon pink hair and beard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Local goes pink, bald for to fight cancer

Kerry Burgher coloured his hair, beard neon pink before shaving them off at Silver Chalice

Prior to shaving his head at his Balding for Dollars event, Kerry Burgher shows off his neon pink hair and beard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)